This resource is for families homeschooling under the auspices of Palmetto Independent Educators (PIE), a third option accountability association operating under South Carolina's Code of law, section 59-65-47.
Education records are perhaps the most intimidating part of an educational program for those considering homeschooling. After all, parents of children who attend either public or private schools are not responsible for this portion of their child's education.
The purpose of RECORD-KEEPING INSIGHTS is to help members of PIE gain an accurate and deep intuitive understanding of the record-keeping process – power-up, so to speak. Record-keeping is an essential part of the homeschool program for many reasons that parents will want to take full advantage of and are not merely for satisfying law requirements.
As a part of the Record-Keeping Insights initiative, we've provided quality S.M.A.R.T. Advantage Homeschool Planners that are designed to embody criteria for smart goal setting, i.e., specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-based. These free record-keeping tools are useful for all grades K-12. When used appropriately, these record-keeping tools are more than adequate for satisfying Law-D’s requirement for a plan book, diary, or other record indicating subjects taught and activities in which the student and parent-teacher engage.
Keep in mind, members are not required to use PIE’s record-keeping tools, which are provided free. Alternatively, members can download planners over the Internet or use their choice of resources to make their own.